igus UK is launching a new roller energy chain, the 3500R, and a modular plastic guiding profile, guidelite, which are suitable for long travels. They are part of igus’ growing modular system for all types of movement, which provide cost-effective and simple options for all energy supply.
Based on the proven two-piece energy chain family E2/000, the new 3500R e-chain series enables long travels of up to 150m at speeds of up to 4m/s with low additional loads to be achieved cost effectively. It is suitable for applications where travel is too long for a pure sliding application, and where a robust P4 roller energy chain is over-dimensioned due its weight.
The low-friction roller system safely drives energy cables and is especially energy-efficient compared with sliding systems, achieving travels more economically. The design has many advantages – it is safe, silent, durable and abrasion resistant.
Easy to install, the energy chain can be opened from the external radius and is adjustable to suit any horizontal application thanks to its modular interior separation. The modular design of the roller chain link allows the use of all widths of the standard 3500 series, from 50 to 250mm. All 3500R series energy chains are part of the comprehensive modular system and are therefore delivered from stock.
This 3500R energy chain series can also be safely guided in igus’ new guidelite system, a modular plastic guiding profile which can be quickly installed, is economic, corrosion resistant and very lightweight. The system is designed for slow applications with low cycle numbers and can withstand harsh conditions with its weather resistance, insensitivity against dirt and high impact strength at low temperatures. For example, it is suitable for guiding water hoses in greenhouses.
Justin Leonard, director at igus, says: “Guidelite is suitable for many applications where the speed, cycle numbers and additional load requirements are at the lower range. It can be used as a low-cost supporting trough for free-supporting applications and it is ideal for igus E2/000 and E4.1 e-chain series.”
For more information about the 3500R e-chain series and guidelite system, please visit the igus website at www.igus.co.uk/.